Education Technology

Given a graph...what is the function?

Published on 06/27/2006

Activity Overview

Understanding how to associate a function of a parabola with its graph. Students will explore varies functions and determine its graph. They will then use what they learned to predicate where a particular graph of a different function will appear on the coordinate plane.

Before the Activity

The students will have already seen the graph of a parabola is y = x2. They should also record the other graphs they explore to conclude a pattern that they should notice.

During the Activity

Print copy of the attached document for each student.

After the Activity

Review student results and discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging. Re-teach concepts as necessary.